What Wines Work Best with White Wine Spritzer?
You will want to stick to white wines that have not been aged in oak, to keep the crisp, fresh acidic feel of the wine. A Dogajolo Toscano Bianco I.G.T. or even a Sauvignon Blanc work quite well in this refreshing Spring cocktail. A rosé could be a nice alternative to the normal combination as well. Typical drinks you will find on the tables of Northern Italy and Austrian wine bars, the white wine spritzer may come off as a bit too simple, but actually this drink offers a great way to enjoy the subtle flavors of an aromatic wine. And it is a great thirst-quencher for the warmer months, helping to keep hydrated while you’re easing into your ‘afternoon drink with friends’ mode.
How They Are Made?
Typically white wine spritzers are very simple with 3 parts cold white wine and 1part cold club soda. Add a slice of lime and you are good to go. But there are alternatives. Now you can’t really substitute the wine with anything but wine, but you can be experimental with the non-alcoholic component. Try tonic water instead of club soda but if you really want to be experimental go with fun garnishes. Raspberries, mint, orange wedges, thyme, sage and anything that may bring out the flavors of your wine, is a great way to go about playing with aromas and tastes.
White wine spritzers not only make the perfect drink for an after work get together with friends, but they make for great pairings for Sunday brunch. So trade in your Sunday Brunch Bloody Mary or Mimosa cocktail for a Raspberry-Mint White Wine Spritzer and you may be pleasantly surprised!